Functional renormalization group with a compactly supported smooth regulator function

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The functional renormalization group equation with a compactly supported smooth (CSS) regulator function is considered. It is demonstrated that in an appropriate limit the CSS regulator recovers the optimized one and it has derivatives of all orders. The more generalized form of the CSS regulator is shown to reduce to all major type of regulator functions (exponential, power-law) in appropriate limits. The CSS regulator function is tested by studying the critical behavior of the bosonized two-dimensional quantum electrodynamics in the local potential approximation and the sine-Gordon scalar theory for d < 2 dimensions beyond the local potential approximation. It is shown that a similar smoothing problem in nuclear physics has already been solved by introducing the so called Salamon-Vertse potential which can be related to the CSS regulator.

Original languageEnglish
Article number150
JournalJournal of High Energy Physics
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Apr 29 2013



  • Nonperturbative effects
  • Renormalization group
  • Renormalization regularization and renormalons

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics

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